Interviews with Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic, Ron Arad...
Interview Magazine has just posted online a few interviews they did with Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic, Ron Arad, Shigeru Ban and Alasdhair Willis for their May Issue.
From David Coggins' interview of Konstantin Grcic:
'Design is a serious thing—it’s not just fun. It demands concentration, and it’s about responsibility. At the same time, for me, the hard reality is sometimes so comical because it’s about life, isn’t it? Everyday life, and how all of us struggle with life, and in this material world we struggle to come to terms with objects—something we have to sit down on, or open a latch on, or all of these essential kinds of things. I’ve always been fascinated by observing the relationship between human beings and objects. And, really, how do we come to terms with them? How intelligent are we? Is there a category of objects that are helpful and accommodating and accessible? Because there are objects that are totally the opposite and they are here to make you look like a fool, or they make you uncomfortable. I guess there is a certain form of humor in my work. It’s not that I just want to be funny. It’s not something I do deliberately. But when you accept the world with all its perfections and imperfections, and tragic and comic sides, then somehow this humorous aspect is part of it.'
|Umbrella - Muji (2006)||Lunar - Flos (2008)|
Read Peter M. Brant's interview of Marc Newson
|Wood Chair - Cappellini (1988)||Bicycles - Biomega (1999-2000)|
Read Anthony Haden-Guest's interview of Ron Arad
|Restless Shelves (2007)||Well-Tempered Chair (1986)|
Read Judith Benhamou-Huet's interview of Shigeru Ban
|Seikei University Information Library (2006)||Centre d'Interprétation du Canal Bourgogne (2005)|
Read Suzanne Slezin's interview of Alasdhair Willis
|Stack by Shay Alkalay (2009) Established and Sons||Track Desk by Mark Holmes (2009) Established and Sons|